Saturday Physics for Everyone

Title Saturday Physics for Everyone: Baby Stars: Take A Solar Mass of Gas and Dust and Just Add Gravity
Speaker Professor Leslie Looney
Date: 10/12/2013
Time: 10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location:

141 Loomis Laboratory

Sponsor:

Department of Physics

Contact: Toni Pitts
217-244-2948
tpitts@illinois.edu
Originating Calendar: Physics - Saturday Physics for Everyone
Abstract:

Shrouded behind dense gas and dust, a star is born--not in Hollywood but in a molecular cloud in space. In this cocoon, a young protostar grows via gravity, while at the same time spewing material in huge spectacular outflows. At the very center, dust grains are growing, and a disk of material (the origin of planets) forms.  In this talk, I will explore the new and exciting images of these baby stars and what they tell us about star formation--and about our place in the Universe.

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